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By Molly Merrill 10:49 am August 25, 2011
One day after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Virginia, two new surveys by the American Red Cross suggest that the uptick seen on sites such as Twitter and Facebook is part of a growing trend of Americans turning to social media in response to emergencies.
By Mike Miliard 10:38 am August 25, 2011
A new study from Humana and the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange shows that using health information exchanges in emergency departments results in improved provider efficiencies and health plan cost savings.
By Bernie Monegain 10:26 am August 25, 2011
Morgenthaler Ventures, a venture capital firm, has named 11 finalists in the firm's nationwide contest to find the most promising health IT startups looking for seed and Series-A funding.
By Molly Merrill 09:33 am August 25, 2011
Electronic health records can provide new opportunities for obtaining more comprehensive data regarding quality of health services patients receive than relying solely on Medicaid claims data, according to a new study.
By Bernie Monegain 09:28 am August 25, 2011
Business intelligence is becoming more essential for healthcare providers as they make critical decisions about accountable care organizations and how best to meet meaningful use requirements, according to new research from Orem, Utah-based KLAS.
By Tom Sullivan 03:08 pm August 24, 2011
Between the lines of a Symantec poll, a surprising number of federal IT employees apparently don't consider mobile devices a security threat.
By Mary Mosquera 12:39 pm August 24, 2011
HHS seeks vendor to identify standards for patient assessments in long-term settings and to promote information exchange to coordinate care.
By Mike Miliard 10:56 am August 24, 2011
MedHOK, which develops cloud-based care management and compliance software, has partnered with New York County Health Services Review Organization (NYCHSRO)/MedReview to help health plans drive improvements in their HEDIS scores.
By Bernie Monegain 10:48 am August 24, 2011
The Texas prison system combined a statewide electronic medical record system with the world's largest telemedicine system outside of the Pentagon to create a program that has saved Texas taxpayers nearly $1 billion over the past 10 years, according to the Gartner Group.
By Bernie Monegain 10:47 am August 24, 2011
Task Force programs target remote parts of America with loans for acquiring health-centric IT products.

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